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Gov. Brown requests presidential major disaster declaration for California


Last updated 12/21/2017 at Noon

FALLBROOK – California was awaiting a response Dec. 21 from President Donald Trump after Governor Jerry Brown requested a presidential major disaster declaration that would bolster recovery efforts in the wake of Southern California's late-season wildfires, including the Lilac Fire in North County and the Thomas Fire in Ventura County that claimed the life of San Diego-based Cal Fire engineer Cory Iverson.

"I respectfully request you declare a major disaster in the State of California as a result of the devastating wildfires burning in Southern California for weeks,'' Brown wrote Wednesd...

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